Men's track

  • 15 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • Seven NCAA Div. III outdoor top-10 team finishes
  • 2014 indoor distance medley relay national champions
  • Six 2014 indoor All-America honors

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Letterwinners

 

2015 returning letterwinners

Alex Bleadorn

Jr.
Sprints
Waverly Shell-Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa

Career bests
60 meters - 7.57
100 meters - 11.95
200 meters - 23.38
400 meters - 51.65
800 meters - 2:10.40

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Grady Carson

Sr.
Sprints
Centerville HS
Centerville, Iowa

Career bests
55 meters - 7.02
60 meters - 7.53
100 meters - 11.69
200 meters - 23.46
400 meters - 53.60

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 7th, 4x100 relay

 

Kody Dailey

Jr.
Multi-events
Iowa City HS
Waterloo, Iowa

Career bests
60 meters - 7.61
Shot put - 42-10.75
Weight throw - 44-3
Discus throw - 132-6
Javelin throw - 183-0

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
all-Iowa Conference (2014 outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 1st, javelin

 

Chris Davis

Jr.
Throws
Waverly-Shell Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa

Career bests
Shot put - 32-6.25
Weight throw - 44-3
Discus throw - 130-1
Hammer throw - 145-1
Javelin throw - 127-07

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Cole Decker

Jr.
Distance
Dowling Catholic HS
Des Moines, Iowa

Career bests
800 meters - 2:03.95
1,000 meters - 2:44.72
1,500 meters - 4:00.79
Mile - 4:22.40
3,000 meters - 8:36.69
5,000 meters - 14:36.59
10,000 meters - 29:59.31 (school record)

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (2nd, 10,000 meters, 2013)
Most Valuable Freshman (2013)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 3rd, 5,000 meters; 5th, 3,000 meters
2013 outdoor: 2nd, 10,000 meters; 6th, 5,000 meters
2014 indoor: 4th, 5,000 meters; 8th, 3,000 meters
2014 outdoor: 5th, 10,000 meters

NCAA results
2013 indoor: 16th, 10,000 meters

 

Cole Ebel

Jr.
Sprints
South O'Brien HS
Sutherland, Iowa

Career bests
60 meters - 7.27
100 meters - 11.10
200 meters - 23.35
400 meters - 54.88

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 6th, 100 meters; 7th, 4x100 relay

 

Conner Freeman

Sr.
Jumps
Urbandale HS
Urbandale, Iowa


Career bests
55 hurdles - 8.19
60 meters - 7.42
60 hurdles - 8.98
100 meters - 11.47
110 hurdles - 15.38
200 meters - 23.69
400 meters - 52.93
1,500 meters - 5:06.27
High jump - 6-4
Long jump - 20-6.25
Pole vault - 12-11.50
Shot put - 33-4.75
Discus throw - 116-8
Javelin throw - 137-7
Heptathlon - 4,462
Decathlon - 5,976

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (2nd, heptathlon, 2013; 1st, decathlon, 2013)

Iowa Conference results
2012 outdoor: 2nd, distance medley relay; 8th, high jump
2013 indoor: 10th, high jump; 2nd heptathlon
2013 outdoor: 1st decathlon


Spencer Hammack

Jr.
Sprints
Ottumwa HS
Ottumwa, Iowa

Career bests
200 meters - 24.81
400 meters - 50.65
Triple jump - 39-2.5

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
NCAA division III national champion (2014 indoor, Distance Medley Relay)
NCAA all-American (2014 indoor)
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)
Iowa Conference indoor track events performer of the week
(Feb. 16, 2015)

 

Eli Horton

Sr.
Distance
Southeast Polk HS
Runnells, Iowa


Career bests
800 meters - 1:55.91
1,000 meters - 2:38.83
1,500 meters - 3:51.06
Mile - 4:10.01 (school record)
3,000 meters - 8:33.57
5,000 meters - 14:12.4 (school record)

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
NCAA division III national champion (2014 indoor, Distance Medley Relay)
NCAA all-American (2013 indoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor);
USTFCCCA Division III Central Region men’s track athlete of the
year (2013, outdoor; 2014, indoor/outdoor)
Iowa Conference Most Valuable Track Performer (2014 indoor/out
door)
all-Iowa Conference (2012 outdoor, 2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014
indoor/outdoor)
Iowa Conference male athlete of the week (March 2, 2014; April 21, 2013; March 31, 2013)
Iowa Conference outdoor track events performer of the week (April 27, 2014; April 28, 2013; April 21, 2013; March 31, 2013; April 29, 2012)
Iowa Conference indoor track events performer of the week (Feb. 16, 2015, Dec. 9, 2014, Feb. 23, 2014, Feb. 10, 2014, )

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 4th, 5,000 meters; 5th, Mile; 7th, 3,000 meters
2012 outdoor: 1st, 1,500 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters
2013 indoor: 1st, mile; 2nd, 3,000 meters; 2nd, 5,000 meters
2013 outdoor: 1st, 1,500 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters, 2nd, 4x800 relay
2014 indoor: 1st, mile; 1st, 3,000 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters
2014 outdoor: 1st, 1,500 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters; 2nd, 4x800 relay

NCAA results
2013 indoor: 4th, mile
2013 outdoor: 14th, 1,500 meters
2014 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 3rd, 3,000 meters
2013 outdoor: 4th, 5,000 meters

Eli Horton

Drew Jackson

Sr.
Distance
Johnston HS
Johnston, Iowa


Career bests
800 meters - 1:54.37
1,000 meters - 2:34.96
1,500 meters - 3:55.70
Mile - 4:16.86
3,000 meters - 8:41.75
3,000 steeplechase - 9:25.10
5,000 meters - 15:05.44

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
NCAA division III national champion (2014 indoor, Distance Medley Relay)
NCAA all-American (2014 indoor)
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor);
Iowa Conference indoor track events performer of the week
(Feb. 16, 2015, Jan. 29, 2012)
Iowa Conference outdoor track events performer of the week
(April 27, 2014; April 29, 2013; April 30, 2012)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014, 2013)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 4th, Mile; 7th, 5,000 meters
2012 outdoor: 4th, 1,500 meters; 8th, 5,000 meters
2013 indoor: 1st, distance medley; 2nd, mile; 3rd, 3,000 meters
2013 outdoor: 1st, 3,000 steeplechase; 2nd, 4x800 relay; 4th, 5,000 meters;
2014 indoor: 1st, distance medley; 3rd, mile; 7th, 3,000 meters;
2014 outdoor: 1st, 3,000 steeplechase; 2nd 4x800 relay; 5th, 4x400 relay; 8th, 800 meters;

Drew Jackson

Gunnar Johnson

Sr.
Throws
Johnston HS
Ankeny, Iowa


Career bests
Shot put - 46-11.75
Discus throw - 124-3
Javelin throw - 149-8
Hammer throw - 149-8

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2014 indoor)

Iowa Conference results
2012 outdoor: 9th, shot put
2013 indoor: 7th, shot put
2014 indoor: 3rd, shot put
2014 outdoor: 5th, shot put


Eric Larson

Sr.
Multi-events
Waverly-Shell Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa


Career bests
55 meters - 6.78
55 hurdles - 7.81
60 meters - 7.19
60 hurdles - 8.27
100 meters - 11.20
110 hurdles - 14.96
400 meters - 51.21
1,000 meters - 2:44.22
1,500 meters - 4:38.89
High jump - 6-8.25
Long jump - 23-10.75
Shot put - 37-8.5
Discus throw - 120-0
Javelin throw - 146-01
Pole vault - 14-7.25
Heptathlon - 5,277 (school record)
Decathlon - 6,969


Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
Capital One second team Academic All-America (2013)
NCAA Division III national champion (2013 indoor, heptathlon)
NCAA Division III all-American (2012 indoor/outdoor, 2013 indoor/
outdoor)
all-Iowa Conference (2012 indoor, 2013 indoor/outdoor)
USTFCCCA Division III National Athlete of the Week (Feb. 10, 2015)
Iowa Conference male athlete of the week (Feb. 9, 2015, April 29, 2013)
Iowa Conference indoor field events performer of the week
(Feb. 9, 2015; Feb. 2, 2014; Feb. 5, 2012)
Iowa Conference outdoor field events performer of the week
(April 28, 2013; March 31, 2013)
Most Valuable Performer (2013)
Most Valuable Freshman (2012)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, helptathlon; 6th, high jump; 8th, 60 hurdles
2012 outdoor: 5th, 110 hurdles
2013 indoor: 1st, 60 hurdles; 2nd, high jump; 2nd, pole vault; 2nd, long jump
2013 outdoor: 2nd, long jump; 2nd, high jump; 3rd 4x100 relay; 5th, 110 hurdles

NCAA results:
2012 indoor:
8th, heptathlon
2012 outdoor:
5th, decathlon
2013 indoor: 1st, heptathlon
2013 outdoor: 1st, decathlon

 

LJ Lipscomb

Sr.
Mid-distance
Johnston HS
Johnston, Iowa


Career bests
400 meters - 49.88
600 meters - 1:23.22
800 meters - 1:53.54
1,000 meters - 2:42.72
1,500 meters - 4:11.26

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2012 indoor)
Iowa Conference outdoor track events perofrmer of the week
(April 29, 2012)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, 4x800 relay; 1st, 800 meters
2014 indoor: 7th, 800 meters

LJ Lipscomb

 

Mike Mackin

Sr.
Sprints
Central Springs HS
Manly, Iowa

Career bests
55 meters - 7.23
Long jump - 22-2.25
Triple jump - 38-10.25

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

Iowa Conference results
2014 indoor: 8th, long jump
2014 outdoor: 6th, long jump

 

Ben Miller

So.
Throws
Wilcox HS
Wilcox, Ariz.

Career bests
Discus throw - 133-11

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 8th, discus throw

 

Logan Mulford

So.
Jumps
Mount Plesant HS
Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Career bests
High jump - 6-6

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
Iowa Conference indoor field performer of the week (Dec. 9, 2014)

Iowa Conference results
2014 indoor: 7th, high jump

 

Kyle Nuehring

Jr.
Mid-distance
Waukee HS
Waukee, Iowa

Career bests
800 meters - 1:53.36
1,000 meters - 2:37.89
1,500 meters - 3:56.45
Mile - 4:21.01

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 4th, mile
2013 outdoor: 2nd, 1,500 meters; 3rd, 800 meters
2014 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 5th, 4x800 relay
2014 outdoor: 2nd, 4x800 relay

 

Jaemin Powell

Jr.
Multi-events
Mid-Prairie HS
Wellman, Iowa

Career bests
55 meters - 6.83
55 hurdles - 8.95
100 meters - 11.33
400 meters - 52.03
1,000 meters - 3:06.05
1,500 meters - 5:11.09
High jump - 6-4
Long jump - 20-11.25
Pole vault - 10-4
Shot put - 36-4
Discus throw - 106-8
Javelin throw - 151-2
Heptathlon - 4,204
Decathlon - 6,013

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2014 indoor/outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 7th, high jump; 7th, heptathalon
2014 indoor: 2nd, heptathalon; 3rd, long jump
2014 outdoor: 2nd, decathalon; 7th, long jump

 

Austin Roberts

Jr.
Sprints
Davis County HS
Bloomfield, Iowa

Career bests
100 meters - 11.89
200 meters - 23.46
400 meters - 49.88
600 meters - 1:25.85

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 2nd, 4x400 relay
2013 outdoor: 3rd, 4x400 relay; 5th, 400 meters
2014 indoor: 3rd, 4x400 relay; 8th, 400 meters
2014 outdoor: 5th, 4x400 relay

 

Dan Roemerman

Jr.
Hurdles, sprints
City High HS
Iowa City, Iowa

Career bests
55 hurdles - 8.03
60 meters - 7.18
60 hurdles - 8.29
100 meters - 11.09
110 hurdles - 14.98
200 meters - 22.35
400 hurdles - 58.63

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 outoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 2nd, 60 hurdles
2013 outdoor: 6th, 55 meters; 7th, 55 hurdles; 7th, 4x200 relay
2014 indoor: 1st, 110 hurdles
2014 outdoor: 1st, 110 hurdles; 5th, 100 meters; 5th, 4x400 relay

 

Timothy Shepherd

Sr.
Distance
Knoxville HS
Knoxville, Iowa


Career bests
800 meters - 2:08.6
1,000 meters - 2:46.66
1,500 meters - 4:10.1
Mile - 4:29.42
3,000 meters 8:58.58
3,000 steeplechase - 10:03.53
5,000 meters - 15:27.89
10,000 meters - 33:03.58

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2014 outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 outdoor: 8th, 10,000 meters
2014 outdoor: 2nd, 3,000 steeplechase

 

Isaac Steffensmeier

So.
Distance
Fort Madison HS
St. Paul, Iowa


Career bests
800 meters - 2:01.15
1,500 meters - 4:02.33
Mile - 4:23.40
3,000 meters 9:01.46
5,000 meters - 14:51.57
10,000 meters - 31:14.15

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
all-Iowa Conference (2014 outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2014 indoor: 5th, 5,000 meters; 5th, 4x800 relay
2014 outdoor: 3rd, 5,000 meters; 8th, 10,000 meters

 

Jamie Vander Veer

Sr.
Distance
Dallas Center-Grimes HS
Grimes, Iowa


Career bests
600 meters - 1:25.59
800 meters - 1:58.34
1,000 meters - 2:46.28
1,500 meters - 3:53.48
Mile - 4:20.93
3,000 meters - 9:07.27

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2012 indoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor)
Iowa Conference outdoor track events performer of the week
(April 27, 2014)
Iowa Conference indoor track events performer of the week
(Feb. 16, 2015)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, 4x800 relay; 2nd, distance medley relay
2012 outdoor: 7th, 1,500 meters
2014 indoor: 3rd, 800 meters
2014 outdoor: 2nd, 4x800 relay; 2nd, 1,500 meters; 3rd, 800 meters

 

Logan Weers

So.
Hurdles
Clarke HS
Osceola, Iowa


Career bests
100 meters - 11.99
110 hurdles - 15.98
200 meters - 24.01

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Austin Witt

So.
Sprints, jumps
Washington HS
Washington, Iowa


Career bests
100 meters - 11.08
200 meters - 23.12
Long jump - 18-9.25

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Brandon Young

Sr.
Mid-distance
Dallas Center-Grimes HS
Grimes, Iowa


Career bests
400 meters - 53.89
600 meters - 1:28.31
800 meters - 2:02.05
1,000 meters - 2:58.33
1,500 meters - 4:11.34

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
all-Iowa Conference (2012 outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 1st, 4x800 relay

 

Brian Zahnle

Sr.
Sprints, jumps
Fulton HS
Morrison, Ill.


Career bests
Long jump - 20-9.75
Triple jump - 39-8

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 5th, triple jump

 

Mason Zimmerman

Sr.
Sprints
Urbandale HS
Urbandale, Iowa


Career bests
60 meters - 7.44
200 meters - 22.59
400 meters - 50.15

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (3rd, 4x200 relay, 2013; 3rd, 4x400 relay, 2013)
Team co-captain (2014)

Iowa Conference results
2012 outdoor: 1st, 4x400 relay
2012 outdoor: 1st, 4x400 relay
2013 indoor: 7th, 200 meters; 3rd, 4x200 relay
2013 outdoor: 3rd, 4x100 relay
2014 indoor: 2nd, 200 meters; 3rd, 4x400 relay; 7th, 4x200 relay
2014 outdoor: 5th, 4x400 relay; 7th, 4x100 relay



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